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THE FURMAN ADVANTAGE

The Furman Advantage guarantees every student an unparalleled education that combines classroom learning with real-world experiences and self-discovery. This integrated four-year pathway, guided by a diverse community of mentors, prepares students for lives of purpose and accelerated career and community impact—demonstrating in concrete terms the value of a Furman education. Experience Furman’s four-year pathway to graduation in this new video (click play arrow to watch).

THE FURMAN ADVANTAGE: A FOUR-YEAR PATHWAY
The Furman Advantage guarantees every student an unparalleled education that combines classroom learning with real-world experiences and self-discovery. This integrated four-year pathway, guided by a diverse community of mentors, prepares students for lives of purpose and accelerated career and community impact – demonstrating in concrete terms the value of a Furman education.





The Furman Advantage
Year One: Explore and Discover
Year Two: Examine and Decide
Year Three: Connect and Refine
Year Four: Synthesize and Initiate
Year Four: Synthesize and Initiate
Reflection
Classroom learning
Mentoring and advising
Engaged learning
Career/post-grad exploration and preparation
Classroom learning
Mentoring and advising
Engaged learning
Career/post-grad exploration
and preparation
Your first year is an opportunity to discover your skills, interests, values, identity, and goals by taking courses in a variety of different academic fields. Settle into your new environment and gain a sense of belonging while focusing on classroom learning. Build your support network by connecting with your advisor.

Go to Year 2

Year two places an emphasis on inquiry and exploration. Students connect their ongoing classroom learning and conversations with advisors and mentors with the idea of an engaged learning experience. By the end, declare a major that meets your life and career goals.

Go to Year 3

In the third year, use your classroom learning, reflection and support from mentors and advisors to focus your area of study. Take the initiative to seek out engaged learning opportunities such as an internship or a study away, research or community project. You will begin to apply your developing knowledge and skills to meet real-world challenges.

Go to Year 4

The fourth year is the culmination of your classroom learning, mentoring and advising, engaged learning experience. Synthesize your experiences, integrating all you have done will help you create your narrative for employers and graduate schools. Talk to your mentors. Connect with the career center and alumni. Talk to prospective employers or apply for graduate school. Take action.

In just six months of graduation, 97 percent of students are employed or in graduate school, nurturing their curiosity and living meaningful lives. You will graduate ready to achieve feats, solve problems and chase your dreams. This is The Furman Advantage.

Furman has a tradition of helping students like you develop healthy habits of reflection. Your community of advisors and mentors will answer and ask questions, and help guide your decisions through reflection.

Premier academic programs and teaching are our foundation. In small class sizes, students are taught by renowned faculty, not their assistants.

For all four years, students have access to a community of advisors and mentors who will answer and ask questions, and help guide them along their path.

Students connect work to meaningful experiences, such as research, internships, study away and community engaged learning projects.

Students are encouraged to develop habits of reflection so that they are able to make informed decisions, tell their story, and graduate confident and prepared for life beyond college.

A PERSONALIZED, FOUR-YEAR PATHWAY TO GRADUATION

HIGH-IMPACT, ENGAGED LEARNING THROUGH RESEARCH, INTERNSHIPS AND STUDY AWAY

A TEAM OF ADVISORS AND MENTORS TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR PATH

LEADING INSTITUTES AND CENTERS TO EXPLORE AND TACKLE IMPORTANT ISSUES

 

A TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE

The Furman Advantage promises a personalized educational experience that provides lifelong value for every student. These transformative experiences include:

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Self-discovery

A guided journey of self-discovery into a personalized academic path that tracks both progress and outcomes. Each student will embark on an individualized, coordinated, four-year pathway of academic study, reflection, and mentorship that corresponds with project-based and community-centered learning, career exploration and internships, faculty research collaborations, and immersive global experiences.

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Interconnected student experiences

A set of interconnected student experiences in which each year builds on the year before, reinforcing the unfolding process of intellectual growth, self-knowledge, and professional preparation.

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Team-based advising

An innovative, team-based advising model that will provide a community of expert mentors to help guide students along their path.

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Engaged learning

Greatly expanded engaged learning experiences that connect classroom work to meaningful research, global study, professional practice, and projects that have direct community impact, enabling students to benefit from both our intimate campus environment and a university with infinite horizons that span from local to global.

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